Content Category: Policy Watch
Trade Reps Launch Global Talks To Eliminate Tariffs On Environmental Goods
by NAW Staff on Friday July 11 2014
Diplomats from 14 World Trade Organization (WTO) members have launched a set of plurilateral talks intended to eliminate tariffs on so-called "environmental goods" - products [read more]
FWS Issues Landmark Eagle Take Permit: What Does It Mean For Wind Projects?
by David Plumpton on Thursday July 10 2014
[Editor's note: On June 26, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) announced it would issue a five-year programmatic eagle take permit to EDF Renewable [read more]
PSC Authorizes NYSERDA To Double Term For Renewable Energy Contracts
by NAW Staff on Thursday July 10 2014
The New York Public Service Commission (PSC) has authorized the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) to begin issuing 20-year contracts for [read more]
Official: Maryland ORECs To Come After Lease Block Auction
by Mark Del Franco on Wednesday July 09 2014
Would-be developers seeking to build an offshore wind farm off the Maryland coast should expect the release of the state's offshore renewable energy certificates (ORECs) [read more]
302 Clean Energy Groups Urge Congress To Pass Stalled Tax Extenders Bill
by Joseph Bebon on Thursday June 26 2014
Although some political leaders have suggested Congress won't take on a stalled tax extenders bill until after the November elections, a coalition of 302 groups [read more]
Opinion: Where The Wind Industry Went Wrong In Ohio
by Jereme Kent on Tuesday June 17 2014
Editor's note: On June 13, Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio, signed S.B.310 into law. The legislation not only freezes Ohio's 25% by 2025 Alternative Energy Portfolio [read more]
Ohio Gov. Kasich Green-Lights Tougher Wind Turbine Setbacks
by NAW Staff on Tuesday June 17 2014
Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio, signed Ohio's budget bill, H.B.483, on Monday without vetoing a provision that establishes a harsher setback rule for wind turbines in [read more]
Governing Liberal Party Prevails In Ontario Election
by NAW Staff on Friday June 13 2014
The ruling Liberal Party prevailed in Ontario following an election Thursday - a victory that could keep wind energy well positioned for further growth in [read more]
Nationwide Ad Blitz Targets Congress Members For Inaction On Wind PTC Extension
by NAW Staff on Thursday June 12 2014
The Sierra Club has launched a national ad campaign calling on Congress to reauthorize the production tax credit (PTC) for wind power. The environmental group [read more]
AWEA To Ohio Governor: Veto 'Wind Energy Killing' Provision
by NAW Staff on Tuesday June 10 2014
The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) has called on Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio, to use his line item veto to strike a provision in H.B.483 [read more]
Petroleum Association, N.M. Counties Sue Over Federal Listing Of Bird Species
by NAW Staff on Tuesday June 10 2014
Has the wind power sector found an unlikely ally in the oil and gas industry? The Permian Basin Petroleum Association contends it is standing up [read more]
Virginia Governor Creates Council To Update State's Energy Plan
by NAW Staff on Monday June 09 2014
Gov. Terry McAuliffe, D-Va., has signed an executive order establishing the Virginia Energy Council, which will make recommendations for the development and implementation of an [read more]
Lawmakers Introduce Rural Wind Energy Development Act
by NAW Staff on Tuesday June 03 2014
U.S. Reps. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., and Tom Cole, R-Okla., have introduced the Rural Wind Energy Development Act to provide an investment tax credit to ranchers, [read more]
AWEA: EPA Rules Could Be Third Biggest Driver For Wind Behind PTC And RPS Policies
by Mark Del Franco on Monday June 02 2014
Renewable energy technologies, such as wind and solar, stand to benefit from the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) sweeping proposal to limit carbon dioxide pollution from [read more]
EPA Proposes Highly Anticipated Carbon Pollution Guidelines
by NAW Staff on Monday June 02 2014
At the direction of President Barack Obama, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released its highly anticipated Clean Power Plan proposal to cut carbon [read more]
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